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03-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stan the caddy View Post
Torts had nothing to do with Kreider's horrendous start in Connecticut. That's all on the kid.

As far as Gabs goes, I think the fans just need to take a chill pill and give him some time. I'm sure he's not 100% yet.
My concerns about Gabby have absolutely nothing to do with his injury--being tentative is to be expected--and everything with the fact that Tortorella played Gabby out of position at LW. It is absolutely clear that Gabby much more comfortable and productive at RW. Hopefully, Tortorella will not try the LW experiment again.

As for Brooks' comments on Kreider I disagree. Tortorella has been very successful at integrating youth into the lineup and hasn't done anything wrong with Kreider. If anything, I think the shortened season--plus the injures to key players--has been the biggest problem. There's just not enough time to tolerate rookie mistakes and the tenative play over the course of the season and not have it affect the way a prospective is used.

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